Pestwick show has been re-located to Rozelle Park in Ayr.
The closing date for the Dog Vegas
show at Ramsey has been extended to 14 September.
The UK Agility Team is off to Austria
for IMCA / PAWC 2015 on 27 - 30 August.
The KC celebrates a successful
international agility festival at Rockingham. Top results including
Olympia and Crufts qualifiers available now.
The YKC is looking for dogs and handlers
to take part in the European Open Junior Agility Championships which
will take place 9-10 July 2016 in Slovakia.
West Lakes and Barrow have agreed to do a joint show in August 2016.
Rother Valley has extended the closing
date for their show via their on-line entry system ONLY.
The Dumfries & Galloway
show on 27th September is full as they have
reached their capping limit.
Team GB fought hard at the EO but did not bring home any medals.
There's an extra 'fun
run' qualifier for every
Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You
can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary
page. Don't be shy. Go for it.
The Animal Health Co Classic
As ever, size was everything at the
Heat 6 of Animal Health Co. Classic and, once again, one of the smaller
dogs on the circuit beat all comers.
Boy was it
hot at Dog Vegas in Thetford... and a red and white won!
We are seeing a growing trend
that the ladies feature far more than the gentlemen in the top 5 at each
heat. Is it numbers or ability?
Some 160 partnerships
stepped up to the Challenge, set by judge by Ian Stowers - and the
rising stars of Agility really shone. The Final,
judged by Paul Moore, will take place
on Sunday, 27th
September 2015 at the Malvern Autumn Show.
Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup
Read Pete Richardson's judge's report from the Agility
Club heat of the Fitzpatrick Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup on 27 July 2015.
Brillo International Bounce
Congratulations to all
those Small and Medium dogs that have qualified so far for the 2015 Final to be held on Saturday, 19
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris
and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize
Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners
of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a
So Jump & Twist Pairs
Following 10 exciting heats held at shows across the country, the final of The Just
So Jump & Twist pairs took place at Tag Summer Show in Uttoxeter.
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct, using the
This is a free to rescue organisations and private
Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing handlers to fill
your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop or seminar?
the details and we will post them for you.
- HATS (Gtr
Doughty Agility Training (Worcs)
IMCA / PAWS
The UK Agility Team sets off to Austria for the 2015
competition. Good luck, guys.
Agility Council Minutes
Find out what was
decided at the meeting on 13 July and what was not.
DogBooksOnline have recently started selling the Wicked Hound Recurve
Sports Collar on their website.
This collar was designed by a vet and top agility competitor in
Australia, specifically for performance dogs.
Weaver's long-awaited follow up to
Knowledge Equals Speed! will be available at the end of June. To Run or
Not to Run reveals everything you need to know about contacts!
Events added in the last two weeks.
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so
we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in
red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
Moment of Valgrays
Lou Cadman wasn't looking for another dog, let a lone a Large one,
but she fell in love with a scrawny brown dog who looked like Gromit
and she has not regretted her decision to rehome a dog called Paddy
Carol Hunkin, a former agility competitor who lives with two elderly
agility dogs who have benefited from taking turmeric, explains why the golden
paste is taking the agility community by storm.
Another Look at... the FCI World Championships
Bonny Quick, one
of our most consistent and successful competitor, asks if the FCI Worlds can be
considered the 'best of the best' international competition when
non-pedigree dogs are not allowed to compete.
the help of a good woman and a good dog, Mark Leybourne, racing
driver turned agility handler, has battled with a painful
neurological disease and will be competing at the KCI Festival for
the first time this year.
Not only is Joanne
addicted to agility but she's started collecting doodles (poodle
crosses). Now she is standing for NE area rep and has taken the time
to reflect on hos agility has changed her life.
M & M Show
& M Winter Series, set up by sisters Moria Bowden and Maddie
Greenwood, is a cross between an agility show for beginners and the
Great British Bake Off.
Agility has played a big part in
Deborah Noon's life, but now she has considerable concern about the
appropriate jump height for her rescue dogs.
from an Agility Dog
More texts ... this time from an
inexperienced agility dog, thanks to Sue Jones. Based on October
Jones' funny - and sometimes bizarre - book of passive-aggressive
messages between to himself and his dog. If a bulldog can text, so can an agility dog. LOL.
Wicked Hounds Recurve
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews
this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in
Australia, specifically for performance dogs.
kindly reviewed the
iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie
and Poppy. What fun they had!
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.
Eat like an
Italian even at shows in your caravan. Bruno Borriello's explains how he wrote his new cookbook
between classes at shows. Buon appetito!
on Track Back Brace
As part of his job as a
postman, back sufferer Richard Britton has to walk around eight miles a day. He's found
that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of
it's healing warmth.
The agility world has lost one of its shining stars. Sadly
Tom Greening lost his fight against cancer.
Goodbye Beanie. You were Monica Dixon's
There are now 441 members of the Senior Agility League. Go for it,
golden-agers! (Like teen-agers...slower but smarter!)
Newly qualified judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show
secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the
Latest judges to join:-
Connor Harley - updated
Jacqui & Kelsey Wood
Aileen Watson - updated
Faye (Taylor) Nemeth
Understanding how and what your
dogs see could make a visible difference to your agility. For instance,
did you know that dogs are red-green colour blind?
Do Medical Conditions Influence Dog Behaviour?
To what extent do medical conditions influence
the behaviour of the domestic dogs? asks Sarah Gardner in her university
dissertation. Thank you to everyone who completed her questionnaire
which enabled this work.
Tenth Pole Syndrome
If you dog keeps popping out of the 10th pole of the weaves, here is an
article which you might find helpful, from American agility guru Linda
with Your Dog
Good awareness is one of the most important things in improving handling skills and where
better to start than with understanding your dogs' body language?
Learn to recognise and interpret what your dog is thinking (more or less) with
this article by
behaviour counsellor and dog trainer Sheila Harper.
wrote this article for the Dig It DTC blog. It's all about those common dog training
questions that we've all heard like... Are dogs wolves?
Positive Reward Trainingidents of
abusive behaviour in the name of training at shows.
Recent years have seen dramatic changes in how we train our
dogs. Modern, positive means of training requires getting rid of the old ways of dominance,
force based methods. Mike Afia is concerned that recently he has seen too many inc
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There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like. The
number of breed and special interest agility leagues is growing. Join one today.
List of Leagues
Start here to find a league of your own.
If there isn't a league for you and your dog, find some like-minded people and set one
up. They're good fun.
The 2014 Gun Dog Agility UKA League results have
been published. Congratulations to the winners!
Gun Dog Agility League
Terrier Breeds Agility League
They may have short
legs but they can still shift.
STB Agility League is open to any Terrier breed or X originating from Scotland e.g.
Cairns, Scotties, Westies, Dandy Dimonts, Skyes, etc. New members welcome.
Bull Terrier Agiity League
Well done to all those clever Staffords that took part in the STB league
he Agility Terrier League 2015 is now open for
new members. It is open to all terriers and their crosses. There are great prizes on
offer for each grade winner and there is an annual final you could qualify for.
Agility Terrier League
& Schnauzer X Agility League
When successful Schnauzer handler Jo Plevin realised the Schnauzer League was no longer
running, she decided to set up a new one.
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